Alec Baldwin Will Run For Mayor Of New York…When He Feels Like It

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As America’s favorite capitalist Jack Donaghy once said, “Once I set my mind on something I have to accomplish it. 10 years ago I was one and a half inch shorter than I am today. Pure will-power.” Alec Baldwin‘s run for mayor of New York City might be the actor’s big accomplishment, but just like mentally forcing yourself to get taller, it’s going to take time. Baldwin told the New York Times that he plans to get a Master’s degree in politics and government when his 30 Rock contract is up next year, enrolling in a graduate program in fall 2012. So, if we swear never to vote for him if he leaves our favorite show, can we cancel his campaign before it gets started?

Rumors swirled around Baldwin’s candidacy for the city’s 2013 election following the Anthony Wiener sexting scandal earlier this year, but the actor realizes he has a lot to learn before the subsequent election. “What’s the reality of the city unions, of contracts, agreements, teachers, infrastructure, decentralizing, everything? And utilities, Con Ed, the M.T.A. — how does it all work?” Baldwin muses. Sound like just the things to ponder over a morning shower Scotch.